History is a really fascinating subject, so why not head to a place where you can really re-live it, and imagine what it would have been like!
The Geary County Historical Society and Museums are a great way to spend the day with the family, as you transport back into the 1900s and learn what life was really like! Kids will be able to see and hear another time gone by, with all the activities and historic buildings.
Main Street is a great place to start, as there are a host of activities to participate in! You can shell corn, or even grind coffee in the historic homestead. Immerse yourself in culture when you hear Native American songs, as well as experience Native American dancing through the very cool QR codes in the Native American exhibit.
Have you ever wanted to tap Morse code? Now is your chance! Visit the telegraph to try out this old way of communicating, or step into the one room schoolhouse and experience how different school would have been over a century ago. Pretty different we imagine!
Keep an eye out for the fun events that are held at the Geary County Historical Museums, as they are great fun for the family, including seeing the century old printing press in action!
Let's not forget all about the fun scavenger hunts that are held, as well as the interactive exhibits!
Let the past come back to life at this fun and fascinating Junction City experience. With three floors of exhibits, as well as outdoor attractions, it's a family day out with a difference!
Bottled Water is available for purchase. There is a subway across the street and other nearby restaurants if you want to fill up on something before your visit!
Exit 296 off 1-70. North on Washington Street. Left at 6th Street, go two blocks down and the museum will be on the left. Parking is located south of and behind the building.
They have Traveling Trunk presentations and are available for guided tours with prior notice. They will provide volunteers and hands on interaction for the students so why not take them down for some historic fun!
They sell history and children's books, toys, key chains, postcards, candy, Junction City pottery and Kansas souvenirs all at the Gift Shop, so bring that pocket money!
They have an elevator and a handicap accessible entrance at the backdoor.
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A microwave is available on request to heat milk or food for infants, and they are stroller friendly!
1pm - 4pm Tues to Sun. Closed Sundays Nov to March.
Closed Mondays and holidays
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